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Obama on Olmert

The Obama campaign released this statement on Ehud Olmert’s resignation:

“I wish Prime Minister Olmert well and have told him how much I admire his pursuit of peace and his staunch defense of Israel’s security. I look forward to working closely with Israel’s next prime minister to strengthen the U.S.-Israeli partnership, and to advance Israel’s security. Israel’s robust democracy is once again demonstrating that it can handle transition, and we are reminded today that the U.S.-Israeli relationship transcends parties and individual leaders.”